Jet Set Satellite

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Jet Set Satellite
Origin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres Rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels Nettwerk Records (2000-2003)
Independent (2003-present)
Website www.Facebook.com/Jet-Set-Satellite

Jet Set Satellite is a rock band founded in 1998 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by singer/guitarist Trevor Tuminski and multi-instrumentalist/producer Dave Swiecicki, which released its debut album "Blueprint" on March 14, 2000, via Nettwerk Records. Touring with three hired musicians, the duo celebrated two Top 20 Canadian hit singles, "Best Way to Die" and "Baby, Cool Your Jets", at rock radio, and tie-in videos that received regular rotation on MuchMusic and MTV Europe that year. Live guitarist Mike Keller would soon become a member and, in 2001, bass player Tery Kazakoff and drummer Rich Reid were added to the group's lineup. In 2003, however, citing irreconcilable creative differences (and several obvious cases of mismanagement), Tuminski and Swiecicki exercised an escape clause in their contract with Nettwerk in order to pursue the collective vision of the five band members for a second album. During this time, Jet Set Satellite's music was exploited to various media, including feature films "American Outlaws" and "Soul Survivors," and video game EA Sports' NHL 2002.

By mid-2004, the band would also part ways with Kazakoff, before releasing an independent follow-up to "Blueprint", entitled "Vegas," on October 25, 2005, and distributed by Fusion 3. The title track (for which there is also a music video), "Together," "Remover" and "Please Capture Me" were released as radio singles. The band toured independently throughout 2005 and 2006 to promote "Vegas," adding bass player Jay Rink to the fold by the end of the album's promotional campaign. "Together" was featured in the season finale of TV's ER and an episode of TV's "Tru Calling," "Belonging" was synchronized in a made-for-TV movie titled "Grizzly Rage," and "Among the Living" was featured in a TV show called "Johnny Zero."

In August 2008, Jet Set Satellite released its third album, "End of an Era," distributed by Storming The Base. The songs "Ladykiller" and "Black.Heart.Burn" were released as singles (including a video for the former) and would be the extent of the album's promotion as the band went on permanent hiatus by late 2008.

In 2013, after more than four years of silence, members of Jet Set Satellite released a rewrite of its hit single "Baby, Cool Your Jets," in honour of the return of the NHL to Winnipeg, called "Baby, Fuel Your Jets."

At current, Tuminski and Swiecicki are working on releasing a long-discussed volume of rarities and previously unreleased material tentatively titled "Ashes From the Fire."

Band members:

  • Trevor Tuminski - vocals, guitar (1998–present)
  • Dave "Bulldog" Swiecicki - keyboards, guitar, percussion, production (1998–present)
  • Mike Keller - lead guitar (2000-2008)
  • Rich Reid - drums (2001-2008)
  • Jay Rink - bass guitar (2006-2008)
  • Tery Kazakoff - bass guitar (2001-2004)

Discography[edit]

  1. Lies by the Thousands
  2. Best Way to Die
  3. The Night it Went Too Far
  4. Blueprint
  5. The Goodbye Letter
  6. Baby, Cool Your Jets
  7. After the Rain
  8. Tinfoil Star
  9. Afterglow
  10. Suddenly
  • Vegas - 2005, Independent
  1. The Slow Descent
  2. Holding On and Never Letting Go
  3. Vegas
  4. We're Above This
  5. Together
  6. Belonging
  7. Remover
  8. Among the Living
  9. Please Capture Me
  10. Walk Away
  11. Invisible Words
  12. I'm What You Need
  • End Of An Era - 2008, Independent
  1. The Beast
  2. Ladykiller
  3. Black.Heart.Burn
  4. Resurrexit
  5. You and I
  6. XOXO (You Can't Go)
  7. If Not Now Never
  8. This Is Not a Come On
  9. By the Dark of Night
  10. Children of the Grave
  11. The Mark

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